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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2467 reviews
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Slow boat to nowhere

Review for Norwegian Star to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Have cruised NCL several times before with few problems. Wanted to see Australia and New Zealand.

The ship lost one of its two engines in early December. NCL never informed us of this. I found out from on line reviews. It continued to sail on one engine.

Our Jan 16 cruise had two ports dropped. NCL hoped to fix it in Singapore on Jan 22. They say they fixed it. Some 32 hours later, a loud boom, and we were back to one engine. Forty hours later, they finally told us and cancelled 3 more ports, 2 of them in Australia. When NCL offered crap as compensation, and the captain said that he appreciated our understanding, a protest and near riot erupted. A spokesman from "corporate" was going to meet us. A salesman from Sydney showed up. We were given "future cruise credits" as compensation for missing half of our ports. NCL management sucks!

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MB

Good, decent size, comfortable. A full tub for showers

Port Reviews

Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

One of the ports that we did not visit!


Another city that NCL removed from our cruise.

Sydney (Australia)

Very nice visit to blue mountains with gondola and incline rides.


Another port dropped by NCL


Another port dropped by NCL


Another port dropped by NCL


Another port dropped by NCL


Another port dropped by NCL


Another port dropped by NCL

Hong Kong

Rode a double decker bus.

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